MIMO OTA Emulator for Mobile Terminal Testing
EB (Elektrobit) has released the first commercially available Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) Over-the-Air (OTA) emulator to increase the performance and data rate of MIMO mobile terminals. With the new MIMO OTA emulator users can benchmark the performance of mobile devices for Quality of Service (QoS), data throughput, latency and spectrum availability to select the best devices needed to address the growing adoption of higher data rate applications such as the ability to download graphics, play games and watch video. This device allows users to evaluate different designs in a fully repeatable and realistic wireless network environment so they can test all critical parts of the mobile terminal design at once, including antennas, RF front end and baseband processing. This eliminates the need for cables and test connectors leaving the mobile device intact, which provides more accurate results of how the device will perform in a real-world environment. The EB Propsim F8 MIMO OTA emulator is designed to meet the conformance and beyond-conformance testing requirements of WCDMA, HSPA, 3GPP Long Term-Evolution (LTE), WiMAX and WLAN.